COVID-19’s public health crisis could also be a financial disaster for hospitals

April 8, 2020

By: Shannon Muchmore

“Smaller community hospitals are going to have a harder time than the larger hospitals just because of economies of scale,”┬áDamaris Medina, co-chair of the life sciences practice at law firm┬áBuchalter, told Healthcare Dive.

They also have more service lines that, at least before the outbreak, bring in revenue.

Geographic diversity could also be helpful as more hot spots emerge. A system focused in one market would have no where else to turn if that area becomes hard hit, she said.”

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